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Church Planting Pathway

  1. Pre-Assessment with a CRM Leader.
  2. Attend a Converge Assessment Center with your spouse
Expansion Policies Compass

Upon receiving a “Recommend” from the Assessment Center

  1. Define prayer intercessors, plant location, potential launch team, funding strategies.
  2. Generate relationships with CRM LEAD Networks.
  3. Complete "Multiply" training.
  4. Expectations interview reviewed and signed.
  5. CRM Planting Coach is assigned.
  6. Financial accounts are set up with CRM.  (One-year minimum. Completion of financial systems checklist required before going independent.)
  7. Triad team set up with planter, CRM rep, and plant leadership.
  8. Assistance with church’s organizational paperwork: 501 3c tax-exempt status through Converge, Articles of Incorporation, By-Laws, Constitution assistance.
  9. Church Recognition Council.
  10. Become a movement contributor.

Defining Stages for CRM Movement Congregations

Once a Church Plant, Always a Church Plant

Stage One

Birth to one year. Gather launch team, private worship, public launch.  Funding available through movement churches.

Stage Two

One year to formal recognition. Constitution development, coach- as well as- be coached, move towards independence at year three. Funding will cease and be transferred to a new plant.

Stage Three

Formal recognition forward. Movement players, ready to fill roles on the team, parent a new church. May be planters or pastors of established churches. Give back financial to fund more new churches.

Purposes behind movement meetings

Stage One Plant Gatherings- Team building, Strategic discussion of current ministry observations and issues. Do a systems check and provide support and prayer.
LEAD Pastors network- Update established churches on status of plants needs: Family, personnel, finances, etc. Team building, movement updates, prayer.
CRM Church Start Meetings- Stage two and three leaders meet to hone and engage systems. Coaches training and assignments, Multiply, and Trouble shoot current plants.


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